By Cameron Chai
Thin Film Electronics has received its first order for Thinfilm Passive Array Memory. The memory is rewritable, printable and non volatile that can be applied in value cards, secure documents and more.
The contact points required to read and write the memory will be minimized when passive array memories are used. This results in precise contact and allows more compact designs.
The read and write memory of electronics is divided by the passive array and is distributed when the active circuit requires it in the memory cell and memory array.
The CEO of Thinfilm, Dr. Davor Sutija stated that the passive memory bits can be increased up to 100 bits and more in the same place used presently for 20 bits as they are not limited by pad count. A business market is opened for using the novel applications.
Sutija added that the passive array is one of the first printed memory arrays to be used in consumer applications and high volume production. Since the memory allows higher performance and compact tag models, it is considered as an enabling part of smart tags and printed integrated systems in the Internet of Things.
The road map for the thinfilm memory products began with the 20-bit single-line thinfilm memories, which are available commercially. More applications will be introduced later in 2012.
Further, the samples for Thinfilm Passive Array Memory will be delivered in the second quarter of 2012 and the prototype of Thinfilm Addressable Memory, which integrates the Thinfilm Passive Array Memory and printed CMOS-equivalent logic, is anticipated to be introduced by this year end.